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Regional Website: www.aapcwest.org
REGIONAL FALL CONFERENCE - November 12, 2016 - Denver Seminary - Denver, CO
Brochure click here
AAPC West Region presents:
Two Community Crises:
Two Pastoral Care Responses
A Spiritual Care Conference for Spiritual Caregivers, Clergy, Chaplains, and Counselors
Two Keynote Speakers:
Dallas, TX 75219
Letter sent on March 16, 2016 to Colleagues in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain/Plains Regions
As you know there are major changes going on in AAPC. The shifting of governance from a “national” office to a regional level has provided the opportunities to consider new initiatives in a structure that served us well in the past, but need revision for the future.
Conversations have been going on for quite some time between several regions and in the AAPC board of directors about how best to facilitate a restructuring process that will benefit the mission of AAPC best. One of those conversations has involved the consideration of a partnership or a merger between regions with fewer members providing for a consolidation of membership numbers, leadership positions, and financial resources.
Most recently, these conversations and considerations have come to point of action. The leadership team of the Rocky Mountain/Plains region has issued a “formal” invitation to the Southwest Region of AAPC to partner into one region encompassing all of the states previously served by the two regions.
As you all know, the Rocky Mountain/Plains region has one of the smallest membership numbers in the Association, covering a vast geographic area, but has a strong and committed leadership core. The Southwest region, also covering a vast geographic area, has a larger membership, but has struggled with leadership positions in the past few years.
The process would be rather simple. The membership would be consolidated in the Association data base into a “single region” membership list. All correspondence would then be sent all members of the consolidated regions for conferences, workshops, leadership possibilities or other initiatives.
Since the Southwest region does not have a leadership team currently, it probably makes sense for the leadership team of the Rocky Mountain/Plains region to take the initial lead in organizing and communicating to the consolidated membership. That team is already in place and willing to take on the task of creating this new regional structure.
For several years we have observed changes in all sorts of professional organizations. We have seen consolidations, mergers, and closures. The Board of Directors of AAPC asks for your support, involvement and engagement in this new initiative which we feel could provide a spark of renewal and re-vitalization in both the Rocky Mountain/Plains and Southwest regions.
Please send your comments and suggestions to:
Anna Terman-White; Rocky Mt/Plains Regional chair; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Albrecht; Southwest Region member; Albrectemail@example.com
Randy J. Simmonds; AAPC President; firstname.lastname@example.org
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